On Thursday, February 9, 2017 Disney Vacation Club members can get a four day head start on registration select events in the January 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna. The early registration period begins at 12 noon Eastern / 9am Pacific. Those who miss out on the early registation will have to wait until Monday, February 13 at 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific.
The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend runs from January 3-7 2018. Events planned for the weekend include the 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, 5th Anniversary Dopey Challenge and runDisney Kids Races. Early registration may not be offered for all events.
Early registration capacity is typically very limited with popular events filling up within minutes of the booking start. A registration link should be posted to DVCMember.com at noon on February 9th. To access, log into the member website and visit the "Member Benefits & More" page. Limiting the Benefit Type to "Special Offers" should make it easier to find details on the runDisney perk.